Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract reached after a seven-day strike last month.The strike left more than 350,000 students out of class across Chicago. The teachers walked out Sept.
An unfair labor practices complaint filed by the Chicago Teachers Union is moving forward. It challenges the district’s school-by-school push for a longer school day.The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board determined late Thursday that a violation of labor laws may have occurred.
The president of the Chicago Teachers Union continued to criticize Mayor Emanuel's approach to implementing a longer school day at Chicago's public schools.Speaking Thursday on WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, Lewis said an advisory committee formed to make recommendations about the specific shape
The Chicago Teachers Union is rejecting a proposal to immediately lengthen Chicago’s school day.Chicago Public Schools wanted 90 more minutes of class for elementary schools this year, an idea schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard floated on TV this week.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to give teachers a small raise in exchange for extending the school day.Emanuel's schools chief, Jean Claude Brizard, this week said he's willing to give teachers a two percent raise, in exchange for 90 extra minutes in kindergarten through eighth grades.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she wants an international search for the city's next public schools CEO.Schools Chief Ron Huberman this week announced he will step down at the end of the month.Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the new CEO should have a background in business.Karen